Sunday, June 12, 2011
Thai Drunken Noodles
Now there are a few semi-hard-to-find ingredients (they should be available in any Asian grocery store though), and there are a few semi-sounds-disgusting ingredients. Just trust me here - they are well worth it, and the noodles don't taste anything remotely close to fishy - so don't let the fish sauce turn you off!
Thai Drunken Noodles:
2 packages Fresh Thai Rice Noodles, or 1 lb dry rice stick noodles
1 medium onion (sliced)
2-3 cloves garlic (minced)
3 green onions (chopped)
1 large green bell pepper (sliced)
2 chicken breasts (thinly sliced)
Lots of fresh Basil (3-5 stems or about 15 leaves, roughly cut)
Oil for cooking
6 tablespoons oyster sauce
3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
3 tablespoons fish sauce
3 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons lime juice (real juice from real limes my friend, not the crap in the bottle)
1 tablespoon ground chili sauce (sambal oelek, sriracha etc)
Here's a picture of some of the ingredients you might not be as familiar with
First things first. Mix all the ingredients for the sauce in a bowl. whisk until smooth and set aside.
Next if you are using fresh rice noodles you will need to separate them and cut them into strips. Start by microwaving the package for 30 seconds at a time until they become soft and pliable.
unfold them and cut them into single layer strips
As good as it looks, it tastes EVEN BETTER!!
If you are in the Dallas/Fort Worth area a great Asian market that carries EVERYTHING you will ever need is H-Mart in Carrolton. And I would be more than happy to go with you :)